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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Neil
dc.contributor.authorHowland, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorLevy, Thomas E.
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T06:56:24Z
dc.date.available2016-11-03T06:56:24Z
dc.date.issued2016-02-25
dc.identifier.citationSmith NG, Howland M, Levy TE (2015) Digital archaeology field recording in the 4th dimension: ArchField C++ a 4D GIS for digital field work. 2015 Digital Heritage. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/DigitalHeritage.2015.7419505.
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/DigitalHeritage.2015.7419505
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621248
dc.description.abstractWith the rapid adoption of laser scanning and photogrammetry among the archaeological community the creation of point cloud `data scaffolds' and digital documentation of archaeological sites is now becoming common. In field excavations, however, the continual exposure of archaeological layers requires a digital toolset in which to record, categorize and spatially locate artifacts, installations, and loci within a site's daily 3D or aerial scan. We present ArchField C++, the latest version of our digital field recording software that enables real-time digital GIS 3D Top Plan production within a rendering engine designed for visualizing massive 3D datasets. ArchField directly connects to Total Stations and our RTK GPS units to record sub-centimeter measurements for artifacts, scanning markers, loci boundaries, and camera positions. The processing pipeline enables the generation of publishable orthographic and perspective maps from the first day of excavation to the last. As a backend it uses a PostGIS database and the ability to export and import various vector, raster, DEM and 3D datasets that can be hosted by on-line geo-referenced databases. We present the application of ArchField C++ to our 2014 field excavations of the early Iron Age site of Khirbat al-Jariyah located in Southern Jordan.
dc.description.sponsorshipKAUST, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
dc.subjectGlobal Positioning System
dc.subjectarchaeology
dc.subjectcameras
dc.subjectcartography
dc.subjectdigital elevation models
dc.subjectgeographic information systems
dc.subjectgeophysical image processing
dc.subjectphotogrammetry
dc.subjectCameras
dc.subjectData visualization
dc.subjectDatabases
dc.subjectRendering (computer graphics)
dc.subjectSoftware
dc.subjectThree-dimensional displays
dc.titleDigital archaeology field recording in the 4th dimension: ArchField C++ a 4D GIS for digital field work
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.contributor.departmentVisual Computing Center (VCC)
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
dc.identifier.journal2015 Digital Heritage
dc.conference.date28 September 2015 through 2 October 2015
dc.conference.name2nd Digital Heritage International Congress: Analysis and Interpretation - Theory, Methodologies, Preservation and Standards - Digital Heritage Projects and Applications, Digital Heritage 2015
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of California, San Diego, United States
kaust.personSmith, Neil
dc.date.published-online2016-02-25
dc.date.published-print2015-09


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